A few nice car finance images I found:
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Rarement un accord national interprofessionnel (ANI) aura entériné autant de reculs pour les salarié-e-s, que celui conclu le 11 janvier 2013, entre le patronat et trois syndicats.
A l’initiative d’Attac et de la Fondation Copernic, un collectif d’organisations associatives, syndicales et politiques lancent un appel pétitionné pour dire NON à cet accord régressif.
Talbot-Lago Monoplace Décalée 1939
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The Talbot Monoplace Décalée was launched to respond to the new international regulations of 1938 for car up to 3.000 cc with supercharger or 4.500 cc with normally aspirated engine. Competing against the German government-financed Mercedes Benz Grand Prix and Auto Union Grand Prix was a hopeless undertaking, but a few firms including Talbot Lago made the effort.
For reasons of financial and organizational problems, it was not until the 1939 Grand Prix of Pau that Talbot Lago first participated in the 1939 season. 90130 driven by René Carrière had a DNF, but its sister 90131 secured a remarkable 3rd place behind two Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix cars. This was to be the only satisfactory result for several Grand Prix. However, the seating position, which was offset to the right beside the gearbox in order to ascertain a low seating position and therefore a low centre of gravity, suddenly offered an opportunity to enter the car in the international category for sports cars, converting the car to a biplace sport (two seats sports) adding doors, headlamps and cycle wings. In this form 90130 beats the Bugatti Type 57 G Tank with Wimille and brings home victory in its very first attempt during the Grand Prix of Comminges. 90130 did not qualify for the 500 miles of Indianapolis, but achieved a remarkable 4th in the famous American Pikes Peak Hillclimb.
Zora Arkus Duntov participated at Indianapolis in 1946 and 1947 before asking Luigi Chinetti to sell the car for him. A short moment with a Brazilian owner and then Taso Mathieson, the car was then purchased by the young Harry Schell. He was the son of Lucy and Laury Schell (Ecurie Bleue, Delahaye). Being at the very beginning of a long racing career, Harry Schell raced 90130 mainly in Grand Prix during the 1949 season. 90131 (the Other Monoplace Décalée) participated in the first postwar Le Mans 24 Hours with a DNF but placed an excellent 2nd during the 1950 Le Mans 24 Hours. This significant result reassured Harry Schell that his car 90130 was a competitive contender in the current international sportcar category. As a result he teamed up with Raymond Sommer for the Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France (ACF) to test the potential of his car. Unfortunately, Sommer convinced him fitting the race engine of his T26C 110009 would increase their chances, a fatal move since this caused Schell and Sommer to loose a certain victory in that race.
At the end of 1950, Schell sold the car to well-known racing driver Raph. Raph had been recovering from a bad accident in 1948 and decided to re-launch his career after a long period of convalescence. His plan was to race 90130 in some races in South America, place well hence increasing the value of the car, and ultimately to sell the car to finance his Ferrari single seater project. However, incurable gearbox problems never led to success, and the car was left in South America until 1984 when Colin Crabbe saved the car and brought it back to Europe. It was in 1987 that 90130 graced the Talbot Lago stand at Rétromobile, after a long absence from Europe. Between 2007 and 2010, extensive work by the leading specialists was carried out to prepare 90130 for a future Le Mans Classic event. 90130 is one of the two most important Talbot-Lago sports/race cars, and it is highly competitive for historic racing.
The further details of the car are as follows :
Race specification : Grand Prix and Sports Car versions alternatively
Engine specification : 4482 cc 6-cylinder engine with 240 HP
Gearbox : Wilson Preselector racing gearbox
Documents : EEC Papers, FIA Papers
1963 Dodge Polara ‘CXB 377’ 2
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A Highschool Project Race Car. The teacher provided most of the financing so the students could get experience!
Photographed at a Mel’s Diner Cruisein, Vacaville, CA – 2010